Gisting all the way to Birmingham with Lola Curls made the journey pass quickly. On reaching Birmingham New Street outside the station we bumped into Rachelle and Charlene from The Goody Box. With the sunshine beaming over us we headed towards The Custard Factory.
The event was opened by organiser Lorien and her friend who announced the first act Mr Roy McFarlene who wowed us with a poem packed with words of beauty. The agenda was packed with a variety of guest speakers who’s presentations were about hair care, transitioning, nutrition, including demonstrations on make up application and hair styling.
It was nice to see so many new and known faces – Belinda, Africa Brown, Tope, Rose, Kadian,Crystal and Sonia. I would like to commend Sonia of Evelyn Products on her achievement and determination to get her products in Boots stores as of Feb 2013.
I was asked to demonstrate head wrapping. I did not have a mirror but I was lucky to find an artist shop a few doors from the venue that kindly provided me with a mirror. I like to thank all the volunteers who were pleased with their final head wrapping creation.
The funniest time towards the end of the meetup was when we were sitting with 2 women from theMidlands( I can’t remember your names) who at first sat patiently waiting for their numbers to be called. Luckily many people were not available to collect their prize, but finally number 45 was called. So sorry for raffle ticket number 44 – but thanks for buying the Shea Butter, which all I had on the table had sold – thanks to Lola, so I did not have to carry an extra bag back to London.
A nice meetup with pleasant natural sisters which was ended with a performance by Justene an up and coming songstress. We left the midlands with the sun still shinning as we headed back to London.
Sister E – The Calabash Hub